Associate Director, Partnerships

Associate Director, PartnershipsLocation: Sub-Saharan Africa (preference for Nairobi) or Europe

*Note: Although there are two separatejob posts (one each forAfrica& Europe)there will be one hire for this position.

Who We AreCo-Impact is a global philanthropic collaborative that supports locally-rooted coalitions in the Global South to transform underlying systems and achieve impact at scale, with a core focus on advancing gender equality and women’s leadership. We bring together funders from around the world to invest in initiatives that are working to improve education, health, and economic opportunity for millions of women, men, and children, addressing underlying conditions that perpetuate social inequities so that systems better serve everyone. Building on our experience to date, as well as that of civil society, government, market actors, and philanthropic partners, we are now developing a second fund focused on advancing gender-equitable systems change at scale and women’s leadership globally.

For more information, please visit www.co-impact.organd take a look at our Handbook.

Co-Impact currently operates as a fiscally-sponsored project of the New Venture Fund (NVF). Over the next year, Co-Impact will be expanding to build a second fund focused on gender equality and women’s leadership and changing our operating structure so that we spin out from NVF and build an independent institution.Co-Impact is currently based in London, New York, and Zurich, and is seeking to establish a presence in Kenya as well as in India (city TBD). Where You FitThe Associate Director will report to the Founder and CEO, and will serve as the primary point of contact for the governing boards (Board of Directors, Advisory Boards) and Ambassadors, which represent both Co-Impact’s major funding partners as well as other independent advisors and champions for the work.

This will involve both developing the strategy for engagement as well as managing relationships, supporting and creating opportunities for meaningful interaction, and ensuring that all governance matters are handled smoothly and effectively. This person will be responsible for the design and implementation of regular Board and Advisory Board meetings and other events as needed, ensuring that objectives are clear and the Board and Leadership Team are well prepared. This will include working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, who serves as corporate secretary, to ensure that all governance requirements are met and that meeting materials and minutes are well prepared.

The Associate Director will also support the organization’s Leadership Team as a strategic thinker and project manager, will manage and support other team members in the CEO’soffice, and will also be asked to work on special projects for the Founder and CEO. The RoleCore responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to, the following:Engaging Boards and Advisors:•Developing and managing a strategy for engaging our governing boards (including any committees) and ambassadors, both during and between meetings.
•Coordinating the orientationof new Board and Advisory Board members and ambassadors.•Ensuring the timely preparation, publishing, and distribution of materials (e.g. requests, agendas, schedules, pre-reading, notices, resolutions, etc.) for the governing board meetings, coordinatingwith other teams to provide content.•Composing and/or recording resolutions, charter revisions and bylaw revisions in coordination with the COO and legal counsel. Tracking documents prepared or reviewed by legal counsel.•Organizing and maintaining files related to the Board and the organization’s governance, including, but not limited to, meeting minutes, resolutions, agendas, historical board information, approved policies, and activities, in accordance with bylaws, procedures and record retention policies. •Taking notes, preparing minutes, and developing and managing follow-up plans from all meetings and events. Planning and managing events and logistics for board-related events.•Overseeing other aspects related to logistics for Board meetings, contracts and expense management (with support from others on the team). •Coordinating internal and external presentations and speakers for Board-related events.Team Management and Special Projects•Manage, mentor, support and develop team members in the CEO’s office, build strong relationships, and serve as trusted colleague across the organization; assist in recruiting new talent as needed.•Prepare briefing and advance materials to support the CEO’s broad range of activities and external engagements. Projects and assignments will vary, and the capacity to be proactive, diligent, and thorough will be essential.•Work closely with the communications team on preparation for speeches, presentations,and other public materials. •Support the CEO in her oversight and management of all aspects of organization-wide planning.•Other duties and projects, as assigned by the CEO.Qualifications and Experience•At least 8 years of professional experience in board support, program administration,and/or partnership management. •At least 3 years of experience managing a team and mentoring staff to deliver strong results within a positive work culture.•Experience in philanthropy or global development, motivated by addressing root causes, seeking justice,and solving social problems at the systems level. •Knowledge of advancing gender equality with an intersectional lens, and at least one of our areas of sectoral focus (education, health, and economic opportunity)•Experience working directly with donors and/or Board members; experience working with ultra-high net worth individuals a plus.•Demonstrated experience with major event planning and coordination.•Strong English-language writing and public speaking skills; fluency in a second language a plus.•Significant experience living/working in the Global South.•A university degree or equivalent in a relevant area •Ability to work with diverse teams across time zones in a fast-paced environment.•Willingness to travel (under normal circumstances).•Must be authorized to work for any employer in country of residence.

Required Skills•Strategic Agility: Ability to spot high-potential opportunities and design innovative approaches backed by strong analysis and planning; creative problem-solving ability.•Results Orientation: Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task. •Interpersonal Savvy: Strong professional representation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation. Ability to coordinate up and across in an organization.•Communications: Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to produce materials that are both strong on content and visually appealing; ability to effectively manage and influence a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment.•Detail orientation: Strong detail orientation with a demand for a high degree of accuracy. •Flexibility: Ability to shift gears comfortably; decide and act without having the total picture; can comfortably evaluate and handle risk and uncertainty.•Strong Moral Compass: Impeccable personal ethics and integrity. •Global Flexibility: Given global nature of organization, a willingness to be flexible in working hours and travel internationally. •Discretion: Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information and sensitive matters with discretion and a high level of professional judgment. •Language Proficiency: Fluency in English required, an ability to communicate in 1-2 additional languages strongly preferred.•Learning Orientation: Intellectually curious; demonstrated openness to new ideas and a diversity of perspectives; unafraid to admit and learn from failure. •Organizational Effectiveness: Evidence of delivering results through thoughtful business strategy, strong leadership, and sound understanding of operations. •Perspective: Sense of humor and ability not to take oneself too seriously. •Proficiency in technology, such as Microsoft Suite and Google Suite products, Slack, Zoom, cloud storage platforms, etc. Comfort in learning and using new digital tools.BenefitsThis position is full time. Competitive annual salary plus generous benefits package including significant allowance for paid time off.

Application DetailsWe encourage you to apply early. We will begin reviewing applications from this posting on March8,2021, and the position will be closed once we have established a robust shortlist.Please apply online hereby submitting a resume together with a one-page cover letter. In your cover letter, please confirm that youare authorized to live and work in Kenya.Because we are a small team, we regret that we can only respond to applicants selected for an interview.

New Venture Fund CareersCo-Impact is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is
dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential.

The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.Co-Impact team members hired in the U.S. are employed directly by NVF. Team members hired elsewhere are employed through a Professional Employment Organization (PEO) engaged by NVF. Hiring arrangements are subject to change, as Co-Impact spins out to become aseparate entity in 2021. Co-Impact will work with relevant experts and the team member to ensure the transition has minimal impact on the initially agreed employment terms.

Lead for SheDecides Support Unit

Do you want a world where every girl and woman can decide what to do with her body, with her life and with her future?

SheDecides is a global political movement driving change, fuelled by actions in communities, with young people at its heart. The movement was established in 2017 seeking to drive momentum for change by igniting energy and bringing diverse people together – including leaders, policymakers, youth, activists, artists, service providers and many others – within and across countries and regions. Diverse people willing to Stand Up and Speak Out for bodily autonomy and her right to decide about her body, her life, and her future, without question. The SheDecides Support Unit (SDSU) serves as secretariat to the global SheDecides movement.

The movement is now seeking a Lead for the SDSU with the capacity to deliver on the ambitious agenda outlined in the Manifesto and elaborated in the new Theory of Change. Reporting to the Guiding Group of SheDecides Champions, the Lead will be responsible for galvanizing the movement to Stand up and Speak Out in support of her right to decide. The lead will provide leadership, visibility, political mobilisation and global advocacy to the movement.

The new Lead will be an experienced movement-builder, with the ability to inspire and motivate diverse audiences, implement the SheDecides vision, and establish and facilitate dynamic and effective partnerships. The ideal candidate will bring a strong track record and experience in advancing gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. You will also bring the proven ability to lead a high performing and motivated team through change. The Lead will bring immense credibility, an awareness of the multi-cultural and diverse environment in which SheDecides operates, and most importantly be supportive of a woman’s right to choose and have access to safe and legal abortion services.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing your motivation and how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5022.

The deadline for applications is 9am GMT on Monday 22nd March 2021.

The location is flexible, ideally joining other team members in London, UK when travel resumes, or in any IPPF Secretariat registered office. The salary is commensurate with the seniority of the position.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV. SheDecides is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply.

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Program Officer, International Programs

For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.
Program Officer, International Programs (Remote USA or Ghana)
The Program Officer works closely with international partners to implement international social and economic development programs that have an impact on women, children, and climate resilience. You will manage an assigned portfolio of partnerships and work closely with the Director of Gender Initiatives in identifying new opportunities to achieve Episcopal Relief & Development’s strategic plan while supporting the organization’s core values.
As Program Officer, you will:
• Manage a portfolio of key program relationships through office and site visits, regional meetings, phone calls and emails, including guiding the grant management and risk management of these programs
• Ensure transparency and data integrity while managing and maintaining all partner proposal development, budgeting and reporting requirements in close collaboration with partners
• Support partners in establishing rational and participatory monitoring and evaluation framework for their programs including, but not limited to, establishing baseline studies, effective benchmarks, outcomes and measurement tools
• Create materials and train staff and partners in best practices with a particular focus on thematic areas of women, children and climate resilience
• Facilitate administrative and logistical management of training workshops, partner learning peer-exchange trips and training programs
• Support the Director of Gender Initiatives in strategy planning and writing and assist as a lead on integration of gender strategies within specific projects
• Liaise across the organization to cross-pollinate ideas, provide technical insights related to gender mainstreaming and analysis and develop effective integration of gender into program activities that maximize impact in all core strategic areas of the organization
• Support resource mobilization by assisting proposal writing teams with technical input, reviewing drafts, ensuring information accuracy and reporting to donors as needed
• Collaborate inter-departmentally on a wide array of communications for internal and external audiences such as technical papers, media releases, narrative compositions, articles, stories and videos
You Are:
• A confident communicator with exceptional facilitation, critical analysis and conflict resolution skills, including in a remote work environment with digital communications methods
• A detail-oriented multi-tasker who is adept at managing competing priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• An enthusiastic team member who is excited to work across technical sectors and with a diverse array of community and faith-based actors with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural diversity
• Visionary, energetic and entrepreneurial
• Able and willing to travel up to 30-40% of the time and work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends in a remote context
You Have:
• A shared commitment to Episcopal Relief & Development’s values, principles and philosophy
• A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
• An Advanced Degree (MA) in International Development, Public Health, Gender Studies or equivalent degree preferred
• A minimum of six (6) years of experience in program management and monitoring, evaluation and learning in a regional or international context, preferably with partner-based field implementation work in a developing county in a faith-based context
• A minimum of one (1) year of government and foundation grant planning and management
• A demonstrated track record in designing and managing community-based programs in the Global South, preferably West Africa, Central and Southern Africa, or East Africa
• Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, and experience conducting field-based gender analyses and human rights based approaches to development

Director of People Operations

The Role
Are you a bilingual (French/English) HR professional with experience working across international and/or multicultural teams? Do you have a passion for helping individuals to learn and grow? Do you have a desire to help build world class recruitment, performance management and professional development systems and to oversee employee benefits and policies? If so, you may be our next Director of People Operations and play an important role in a growing high-impact social justice organization. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer and working closely with senior staff including the CEO, you will have the opportunity to build, support, and grow Integrate Health’s most important resource, our people.
Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of factors, including level of experience and the cost-of-living in the city you work from. For example, the annual salary for this position for an employee based in New York City will be between $70k and $100k.
About Integrate Health
Integrate Health (IH) is a small and rapidly growing global health organization working to serve communities in West Africa and New York. We believe that access to healthcare is a human right, and we are committed to making this a reality in the countries in which we work. Integrate Health works alongside governments and the local community to implement and study an integrated approach to strengthening primary healthcare delivery in order to achieve universal health coverage. By integrating professional Community Health Workers with improved care in public clinics, this approach creates a patient-centered health system that is accountable to the community and dramatically reduces mortality in severely resource-limited settings. For more information on Integrate Health, please visit www.integratehealth.org.
Integrate Health offers a generous benefits package including:
• Aetna health, vision, and dental insurance.
• 401k retirement plan with employer match up to 3%.
• Minimum 20 vacation days/year plus office closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
• 10 days of sick leave.
• 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave (pertains to birth or adoption) after first 12 months employment.
• 16 hours of paid leave each year to participate in volunteer programs.
• Other benefits offered: Travel insurance, shared office space, need-based salary advances, flexible hours, professional development opportunities.
Your Contribution
People Operations Strategy
• Lead the development of a global human resources strategy for the organization, including but not limited to leadership development, succession planning, professional development, coaching, and performance management
• Support the organization to implement and maintain strong practices to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in accordance with commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism
• Lead, manage, and build an HR team across the US and Togo to implement a people operations strategy and activities
• Proactively identify and address human resource bottlenecks and challenges to scaling the organization
• Promote inter-team collaboration for synergizing activities across multiple offices
Recruitment and Staffing – US and Togo Positions
• Develop, manage and continuously refine an efficient system to coordinate all recruitment for the organization in a way that furthers the organization’s diversity and inclusion priorities
• Work with teams to develop job descriptions, salary benchmarks and interview frameworks for new positions, coordinate the approvals, and advertise with relevant networks to ensure diverse candidates apply and matriculate through the process
• Oversee resume screen and phone screen, schedule interviews with hiring team and act as liaison between candidate and hiring team, conduct reference checks and background checks as necessary
• Coordinate Onboarding for new hires
• Coordinate off-boarding for exiting staff
Administration, Benefits Administration and Payroll
• Oversee and manage the use of IH’s Professional Employer Organization (JustWorks) for US-based staff
• Support the Togo HR team in the implementation, maintenance and management of payroll software and support systems to streamline Togo operations
• Ensure teams maintain employee records and contracts in the US and Togo
• Act as administrator for international and US insurance
• Effectively communicate with staff on all issues related to people operations
• Assist employees and teams ad hoc with policy questions, requests for documents and/or staff information
• Manage and update changes to US and Togo Employee Handbook, US and Togo HR Policies and Procedures and conduct employee record audits quarterly
• Coordinate travel for new hires and current staff
Performance Management
• Facilitate or coordinate leadership development opportunities internally for staff
• Coach and support supervisors to provide effective management to team members
• Ensure consistent and effective execution of annual performance evaluations and regular performance management feedback
• Partner with managers on how to provide employee development and training that maximizes potential and addresses any performance concerns
• Serve as the main point of contact for HR personnel issues and respond in collaboration with senior leadership
What Are We Looking For?
• Fluency in English and French required
• Individuals who can bring new perspectives to the organization (recruiting for culture add rather than culture fit)
• 5+ years professional experience, including prior success in human resources position or comparable position with significant human resource tasks
• Previous experience with payroll and recruitment software
• Knowledge of labor law requirements
• An organized individual who can prioritize multiple projects at once
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Experience handling confidential and sensitive information
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Ability to travel up to 10-15% (once Integrate Health has cancelled travel limitations related to COVID-19)
What will get us excited?
• Experience successfully leading, building or managing systems, processes and relationships to manage performance and develop staff
• Experience managing HR functions for an international or multicultural organization
• 2+ years in non-profit/international NGO preferred
• You are self-directed and able to identify and act on opportunities for improvement
• Knowledge of Expatriate labor law requirements, exemptions, and applicability
Success Profile
IH values include efficacy, empowerment, commitment, transparency, and respect. IH expects that the Director of People Operations will model and embody these values and will have the following characteristics:
• Diplomatic and humble learner with the ability to listen
• Growth mindset and lifelong learner attitude
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken), with demonstrated ability to earn respect of colleagues and partners from diverse backgrounds
• Experience in development or communications at a not-for-profit organization preferred
• Must be extremely detailed oriented, organized, and efficient
• Must be committed to social justice and to the fundamental rights of all humans

Director of Strategic Operations and Organisational Effectiveness

ABOUT JUST ASSOCIATES (JASS)
JASS is a feminist movement support organisation that strengthens the voice, visibility, leadership and collective organizing power of women to resist injustice and transform institutions, policies, practices and social norms that perpetuate violence and inequality. Our partnerships, programs and multi-generational team of activists and organizers are anchored in MesoAmerica, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia.

JASS embraces the tension between the rigidities of institutionalization and the flexibility and agility needed to support innovative social movements. To ensure our responsiveness and accountability to changing regional contexts and the needs of women on the frontlines of crisis and change, our nimble operations have relied on relationships of trust, shared leadership, strategic coherence, and light internal structures. In 2020, we saw the advantage of this agile organisational model as JASS quickly shifted to creatively support our allies and constituencies in the face of multiple global crises.

POSITION OVERVIEW
JASS is seeking an experienced senior leader to join our team as Director of Strategic Operations and Organisational Effectiveness. This new position will be critical in identifying and operationalizing the infrastructure needed to strengthen our systems and expand our impact, without losing our responsiveness and grounding as an activist-driven movement-support organisation.

As a member of a shared leadership team, the Director will report to and act as a strategic partner to the Executive Director (ED). Overseeing a team of regional finance and operations staff, the Director will closely monitor and participate in JASS’ annual planning cycle, provide strategic leadership on operations, finance and human resources, and support JASS’ inter-connected multi-regional parts. This is not an administrative role; it is a highly strategic and facilitative one that requires the candidate to be a skilled listener, open learner, micro and macro thinker and decision framer, connector, project manager and change agent rooted in the feminist values and principles of the organisation. The successful candidate will be a leader who shares JASS’ enthusiasm for making change happen through shared leadership and decision making and who thrives working in teams of strategic thinkers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND AREAS OF OVERSIGHT
Organisational Planning, Strengthening and Capacity Building. To ensure our complex, multi-regional organisation is equipped to respond to the demands and opportunities before us as JASS enters a period of institutional strengthening and capacity building, the Director will:

● Contribute to a robust review, visioning and planning process designed to optimize JASS’ organisational architecture;
● Play a key leadership role in our annual organisational-wide planning process; ensure that infrastructure and resources enhance our capacity to be effective, efficient and aligned to annual strategies, budgets and operational priorities;

Financial and Operational Oversight. In line with an ambitious plan to expand our movement offers and impact, the Director will ensure fiscal and operational strength, including:

● Lead budget forecasting and long-term sustainability planning in collaboration with other Directors; ensure alignment with our Road Map; create benchmarks to measure progress and keep staff and Board informed;
● Provide leadership and oversight to our Finance, Operations and IT teams; strengthen capacities for effective operations and systems;
● Oversee an IT needs assessment to identify and implement systems and practices to improve online communication and collaboration across JASS, seeking out solutions that reflect our activist values and need for accessibility and security;
● Oversee legal, fiscal and administrative compliance across the organisation; stay abreast of laws and regulations that impact regional operations and govern US 501(c)3 operations and registration
● Oversee risk assessment, management and mitigation protocols

Human Resources Development and Implementation. JASS’ 42 person staff are located in 6 international offices, though the majority of staff operate virtually. We also rely on a talented network of activist and professional consultants who play a critical role in our work. The Director will manage human resources and as an immediate priority, will:

● Scale and strengthen JASS’ human resources systems, in alignment with our core values and feminist practice;
● Oversee and provide recommendations for strengthening staff recruitment, hiring, orientation, performance evaluation and retention;
● Enhance work planning in a way that reflects JASS’ strategic priorities and integrates individual work related goals

Senior Leadership. As a member of the Organisational Management Group (OMG), the Director will:

● Serve as a key member of the JASS Leadership Team (JLT) with shared responsibility for achieving the organisation’s vision and goals; advise the JLT on financial and operational health and growth trajectory; collectively explore opportunities that strengthen and/or challenge our capacity and resources;

As this new role evolves and integrates within the organisation, and in response to the interests and skills of the successful candidate, we expect some responsibilities to emerge and/or be adapted.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
While we intend to bring on a candidate with commensurate qualifications, it is essential that our Director of Strategic Operations and Organisational Effectiveness values and thrives in JASS’ ecosystem and has a deep desire to listen to, learn from and collaborate with our talented and diverse teams. For this reason, we will strongly prioritize qualified candidates whose lived and professional experiences align with the feminist values, culture and principles of JASS. To be successful in this role, a candidate must demonstrate:

● Deep desire to work in an organisation whose mission and culture are rooted in intersectional feminism and a transformative approach to equality and justice;
● Experience as a senior level non-profit leader overseeing and/or directing finance, operations, and HR functions and managing compliance with laws that govern non-profits; previous role as a COO/CFO, Director of Operations, Executive, Deputy, or HR Director with operations functions, or equivalent, a plus;
● Excellent planning, forecasting, strategic thinking, problem solving and analytical skills; expertise in project management with demonstrated track record managing detailed processes and people;
● Experience guiding organisational growth, navigating uncertainty and holding complex processes including big leaps of faith; a sense of how to build structures that value and draw on a vast and diverse community of people;
● Facilitative and collaborative approach to feminist leadership with ability to inspire and strengthen cross-functional and cross-regional teams as a fellow do-er rather than a delegator; sensitivity to multiple cultures and contexts; ability to leverage diversity as an organisational strength;
● Earned reputation for being a consensus builder, with excellent judgment and discretion; skilled at communicating respect to people at all levels; effectiveness in proactively assessing and managing conflict;
● Strong self-awareness, emotional intelligence, sincerity and humility;
● Ability to self-manage, prioritize, be resourceful, and adapt in a fast changing environment with multiple demands; combination of focus and agility;
● Ability to work remotely, across time zones, with flexibility in working hours as needed;
● Ability to travel internationally as needed;
● English fluency and excellent written, oral and virtual communication, presentation and negotiation skills; Spanish fluency a strong plus. (JASS is a bilingual English-Spanish organisation and values language diversity.)

COMPENSATION
The salary range and benefits package is competitive for a senior level NGO position and will be based on location and experience. Benefits include employer paid health insurance, generous vacation leave, national holidays and sick leave. Non-monetary benefits include the opportunity to make significant strategic contributions to an innovative and respected movement support organisation with a global presence, a supportive and feminist work environment that encourages leadership development, and the ability to work remotely and travel internationally.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send the following materials (in English) to demetri@justassociates.org with the subject ‘Director Applicant – YOUR NAME’:

1. Full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held)
2. A cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience for this position; including 2 paragraphs on why you are the ideal “fit” for JASS and how and what you would contribute to the organisation
3. Names and contact details of 3 references. At least one should be someone with whom you have worked on organisational leadership and management and one should be able to speak to your political and strategic leadership.

The deadline for applications is March 8, 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to begin interviewing in early March. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who advance to interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. The successful candidate is expected to assume the role as soon as possible but not later than May 2021. JASS is not able to support visa or relocations costs.

JASS is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, feminist working environment for all employees. We value and are enriched by diversity and our leadership, staff, culture and structures reflect this. We strongly encourage qualified candidates of all races, ethnicities, colors, religions, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations and abilities to apply. For this role, candidates from the Global South, particularly one of JASS’ three regions, will be prioritized.

Curriculum Development Consultant

Organizational Overview:
Batonga was founded in 2006 by fearless gender equality advocate and celebrated Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo. With strong support from both the creative industry and the social impact sector, Batonga addresses the pressing issues faced by adolescent girls and young women most in-need on the African continent. We focus on dismantling the norms and barriers holding them back, and help them transform their potential into the power to lead healthy, independent, safe, and fulfilling lives.

Adolescent girls are incredible change-makers in their communities, but face many barriers and challenges in accessing knowledge, solidarity networks, and concrete support. Batonga equips them with critical life skills & knowledge ranging from reproductive health to financial literacy, so that they can know their rights, build their self-confidence, and plan their economic future. Through our community-based girl groups (“Batonga Clubs”), girls from 14 to 18 access safe spaces, dedicated mentors, and a peer community. Clubs also house small businesses managed by the girls, that enable them to collectively learn about finances, entrepreneurship, and how to be economically independent.

Role Overview:
The Batonga Foundation is searching for a curriculum development expert to help facilitate the creation of Batonga’s own curriculum content for its girls’ leadership clubs. This will be at least a 30-day consultancy, with potential to extend if necessary. Batonga currently uses curriculum content from several sources to inform our girls’ clubs education plans. Curriculum content will cover rights education, socio-emotional skill building, adolescent health, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Batonga‘s program staff will work closely with the consultant to provide them with more detailed information about the key learning priorities for this curriculum content as well as information on the girls club program implementation structure. Batonga plans to launch its new curriculum content in quarter 2 of 2021.

Qualifications:
Written French fluency preferred
Extensive knowledge of education theories and practices, and methods of curriculum research, preparation and evaluation
Expertise in curriculum design/development and adolescent learning
Experience developing content specifically through a gender/feminist lens
Experience developing content for African audiences, west African audiences preferred
Rights based education experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to lead consensus building during collaborative processes to achieve a final product
Comfortable and experienced working in multicultural settings and teams

Expected Outputs and Responsibilities:
Review and revise current curriculum content used by Batonga as well as education plans/priorities outlined by Batonga’s program staff, in addition to producing original curriculum content for Batonga.
Clearly outline curriculum scope and sequence, learning outcomes and skills outcomes for young adolescents through older adolescents.
Curriculum content will need to be appropriate and adaptable for girls ages 12 to 18 and specifically contextually appropriate to West African adolescent girls.
Many lessons should be able to be used for both younger and older adolescents with in-lesson options for changes/adaptations to the execution of the lesson based on audience age.
Virtually lead piloting of curriculum materials and lead revision process.
Virtually assist with first training of trainers on new curriculum materials.

Communications Associate

Job title: Communications Associate
Location: Lomé, Togo or home-based
Application deadline: March 3rd at midnight UTC (or until post is filled)
Start date: Immediately or latest by April 6th
Type of contract: Consultancy
Languages required: French, English
I / ABOUT XOESE
XOESE, the Francophone Women’s Fund is a feminist foundation created on September 1, 2015. Its objectives are to:
• Provide financial support for the implementation of initiatives promoting the rights of women, young women and girls;
• Strengthen the institutional capacities of women’s and young women’s organizations;
• Encourage and support innovative initiatives for the empowerment of women’s and young women’s organizations.
Its secretariat is based in Lomé, Togo. But XOESE’s staff is made up of employees and volunteers based at headquarters or at home.
Its coverage area includes in total the 25 French-speaking countries of the Great South. The XOESE Fund will complete its grant-making and capacity building activities for women’s and young women’s organizations within those countries.
II / JOB SUMMARY
The Communications Associate will play a strategic role in key aspects of XOESE’s communications work to ensure the story of the Fund and the Francophone Global South women’s movements are told in a powerful, engaging, and consistent way. The Associate supports the coordination and implementation of the communication activities in different parts of XOESE’s work.
The Associate will be supervised by the Resource Mobilization and Communications Officer (RM&C Officer) and will work closely with members of the Programs Team.
III/ TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Communications
• Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of communication strategies.
• Maintain XOESE’s online media platforms (website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) and ensure information is posted regularly, correctly and in a way that is user friendly and attractive.
• Maintain XOESE’s contact lists and directories.
• Assist in developing guidelines to support and empower staff, grantee partners, members, and advisors in their communication work.
• Draft media releases and media kit development.
• Manage XOESE’s image database.
• Assist in the creation and distribution of Annual Reports and other major publications.
• Record, review and update the Fund’s communication strategies.
Digital engagement and content generation
• Produce original online content (i.e. videos, infographics, photos) that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action such as awareness-raising, fundraising, list-building, etc.
• Assist in organizing virtual events such as webinars, online discussions, google hangouts, etc.
• Create and distribute emails, including newsletters.
• Cultivate relationships with key media outlets including journalists and bloggers to increase XOESE’s reach and amplify the work of francophone feminist and women’s and young women’s rights activists and organizations from the Global South.
Other related tasks
• Contribute to the organization of events and provide logistical support as needed.
• Travel and represent XOESE at meetings as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
V / QUALIFICATIONS
The incumbent must be convinced of the mission and vision of the Fund and be committed to respecting its values and contributing to achieving its objectives. She/he must have:
Required Experience
• At least two years of experience in communications related to activism, women human rights, gender or development.
• Experience working on women’s rights and organizing in the Global South.
Required knowledge
• University degree, or equivalent training/experience, in related areas of communication, public affairs, journalism and/or marketing.
• An understanding of women human rights, feminism, advocacy, activism and the donor environment around women’s rights.
Required Expertise & Skills
• Demonstrated experience designing and implementing successful communications initiatives and campaigns.
• Strong writing and editing skills, including storytelling and digital story skills.
• Experience in using websites, social media platforms and management tools.
• Graphic and website design skills and experience using related design and editing tools (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro…)
• Fluency in French and English, both written and spoken.
• Organized and detailed oriented
• Strong time-management skills and ability to multi-task
Desirable
• Experience working in a Women’s Fund or international organization.
• Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply, please send your application package (in French) containing the documents below to emplois@xoese.org as soon as possible and before the March 3rd deadline:
1. a cover letter (including your salary aspiration),
2. a recent resume or CV,
3. copies of your diplomas and certificates,
4. the contact details of 3 three reference persons (including 1-2 of your former employers),
5. recent writing sample up to one page long which also showcases your graphic design skills.
Please mention the job title “Communications Associate” in the subject line.
XOESE encourages people from ethnic minorities, indigenous communities and people with disabilities to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Due to the high number of applications that we receive, we regret to inform that we will not be able to personally respond to candidates that are not selected for an interview.
If you do not hear back from us within 6 weeks following the application deadline, please assume that your application was not selected.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
All shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo rigorous checks of the references provided as well as their employment history.
No phone calls please.

EMAP PLUS Specialist

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global leader in providing emergency relief, rehabilitation, post conflict development, human rights protection, resettlement services and advocacy for refugees and others uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is committed to restoring hope, freedom, dignity, and self-reliance. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

IRC is one of the first humanitarian organizations to bring together specific disciplines involved in violence prevention and response (VPR) in conflict affected settings to ensure collaborative and still specialized support to survivors and those at risk of violence. Over the past 18 years, IRC has pioneered and implemented programs that prevent and respond to violence against women and children, as well as other vulnerable groups in refugee settings and in other conflict-affected contexts, making the IRC a global leader in this field.

Job Overview/Summary:

Engaging men has become a routine element in efforts around the globe to reduce and prevent men’s violence against women and girls (VAWG). These interventions have been motivated by a desire to address the role of men in violence perpetration, and recognition that masculinity and gender-related social norms are implicated in VAWG. Interventions have sought to change the way men perceive and understand themselves as men (i.e. their gender identities) and consequent gendered practices, including the use of violence, sexual practices, and other behavior towards women (Jewkes, R., Flood, M. and Lang, J., 2014). Although much work has been done in the field of male engagement, a key criticism raised to date on these processes is the failure of men who are involved therein to honor the voices of the women affected by violence perpetration. IRC’s Preventing Violence against Women & Girls: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice (EMAP) program is the first of its kind to include explicit accountability measures to women and girls affected by violence. EMAP is an innovative 10-month primary prevention model and resource package for engaging men in transformative individual behavior change in post-conflict contexts, it has been implemented in over ten countries over the last five years and undergone an impact evaluation. Based upon both research and program learning, IRC has received funding to advance the EMAP model into an EMAP PLUS approach. Over the next three years, IRC will refine its EMAP approach based on country learning and build it out further with both a component for boys and a behavior change communication (BCC) element, to be determined.

The EMAP Specialist will lead the technical refinement and further design of the enhanced program model, develop resources to support the piloting of the program model in two country programs, support in-country programming and work with monitoring and evaluation and technology and innovation colleagues on both data collection and the behavior change communication aspects of the project. The Specialist will also work closely with a technical team within the Violence Prevention and Response Unit on the design of the program model and development of resources.

Major Responsibilities:

Program model and resource refinement and development

• Make adaptations to the program model’s Theory of Change, curriculum, and resources based on the research and program learning from country programs.

• Further develop and build out a component of the EMAP program for boys building from learning and experience in Liberia, including a curriculum and supporting resource package.

• Work with monitoring and evaluation colleagues to support refinement and further development (as needed) of M&E tools and the EMAP PLUS model.

• Work with Technology and Innovation colleagues to develop the behavior change communication component of the program.

• Coordinate with country-facing and country program staff to assure the EMAP PLUS model is contextually-relevant, appropriate, and in alignment with the women’s protection and empowerment guidelines and ways of working.

• Oversee the finalization of resources developed through the project.

 

Support to Implementation in countries affected by displacement: Training and Capacity Sharing

• Support piloting processes for IRC staff in the two countries testing the EMAP PLUS model.

• Lead training for IRC staff and external colleagues on the Engaging Men in Accountable Practice PLUS program.

• In collaboration with country support Technical Advisors, provide technical support to IRC staff in in countries piloting the EMAP PLUS model.

• Assist the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technical Advisor with the monitoring and evaluation approach of the program model in pilot countries.

• Refine the program model based on feedback from IRC country programs.

 

Dissemination

• Lead dissemination and learning events to share the final EMAP PLUS program model and learning with the humanitarian community.

 

Other

• Organize and facilitate meetings with the project team.

• Write donor progress reports and manage donor budgets.

• Assure implementation is in alignment with project work plan.

• Represent IRC in coordination efforts and external fora focused on EMAP and GBV primary prevention.

 

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Primary Prevention Advisor, Technical Innovation and Emergency Response Team, Violence Prevention and Response Technical Unit

Position directly supervises:

Indirect Reporting:

Position works closely with the VPRU project team comprised of Technical Advisors, a Grants Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor, Information Management and Innovation Advisor

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or other related field, Master’s preferred

• 3-6 years’ experience working in the field of GBV humanitarian response, including deep knowledge of GBV primary prevention approaches.

• Demonstrated experience with designing new programs that draw on research and existing resources and standards of practice within the GBV field.

• Demonstrated ability to lead program design processes, create guidelines and training materials, with direct training and facilitation experience.

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and engage in monitoring and evaluation methodologies.

• Demonstrated ability to analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data.

• Excellent oral and written communication, including proven success communicating in challenging and cross-cultural contexts.

• Proficiency in Spanish or French is strongly preferred.

• IRC strongly encourages applications from persons based in the Global South and/or black, indigenous and colleagues of color

•Position may be based in any place where the IRC has an office.

 

Working Environment: Standard Office work environment or home-based. 25% travel

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Primary Prevention Advisor- Parental Leave Cover

IRC is one of the first humanitarian organizations to bring together specific disciplines involved in violence prevention and response (VPR) in conflict affected settings to ensure collaborative and still specialized support to survivors and those at risk of violence. Over the past 16 years, IRC has pioneered and implemented programs that prevent and respond to violence against women and children, as well as other vulnerable groups in refugee settings and in other conflict-affected contexts, making the IRC a global leader in this field.

The Primary Prevention Advisor is a parental leave cover role that will be responsible for a body of work on violence against women and girls and co-occurring family violence. Currently this includes the EMAP Plus and Safe at Home projects with the potential for expansion based on business development opportunities over the period. The Advisor will lead business development and manage all technical components of this body of work.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Program design and implementation

EMAP PLUS Project

• In collaboration with the EMAP PLUS Specialist, lead the EMAP PLUS Practitioners Meeting in April 2020.

• Work with EMAP PLUS Specialist to oversee the updates to the EMAP program approach for adult men and women, building from EMAP learning conducted in Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania in early 2021. Update full curriculum and training approach in preparation for piloting in September 2021.

• Support the EMAP Specialist to collaborate with project steering committee, country teams, and program participants to vet revised content of EMAP approach for adult women and men.

• Support EMAP PLUS Specialist to contextualize the EMAP PLUS approach to Colombia, layering in a rights based framework.

• Collaborate with monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) colleagues to review and revise existing MEL system for EMAP.

• Collaboration with EMAP PLUS Specialist and Senior Advisor for Technology and Information Management to advance the BCC component of the project in alignment with the work plan

 

Safe at Home project

• Review the older person case management guidelines developed and revise in alignment with feedback from internal and external collaborators.

• Provide virtual training to Myanmar and DRC country colleagues on older person CM guidelines for integration in existing services.

• Support the DRC country team to develop a radio approach for Safe at Home content, including planning of content and recording of radio sessions.

• Work in collaboration with research and innovation colleagues on the implementation of the DRC RCT endline research.

• Launch LGBTQI scoping study in external fora.

• Collaborate with Safe at Home project team and external advisory board through regular calls.

• Provide 10 day virtual inclusion training to Safe at Home team in Myanmar.

• Support Myanmar and DRC country programs on programmatic and grant related issues.

• Complete budget oversight of Safe at Home project.

 

Coordination and representation

• Work closely with Senior Technical Advisors across country support and TIER on strategy, program design and implementation, and learning efforts.

• Represent IRC in coordination efforts and external fora focused on family violence and primary prevention of VAWG as needed

 

Supervision and mentoring:

• Supervise EMAP Specialist and support her/his professional exposure growth

• Mentor field colleagues engaged in the project with an eye towards growth opportunities in areas of technical or process expertise.

 

Other tasks:

• Complete business development, as requested.

 

Key Working Relationships: WPE STAs, PROL STA, CP STA, Sr. Research Officer, Grants Managers, Country Support TAs

Position directly supervises: EMAP Plus Specialist

Position Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, TIER

Indirect Reporting: N/A

Qualifications

• MA in social work, public health or other related field.

• 5-6 years experience working in the fields of child protection and GBV humanitarian response, including deep knowledge of intersections of VAW and VAC.

• Demonstrated experience developing programmatic strategy.

• Ability for both quick-thinking and methodical approaches to problem solving.

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and engage in feminist research and evaluation methodologies.

• Ability and inclination to work across sectors and bring people together from different perspectives to work collaboratively.

• Excellent oral and written communication, including proven success communicating in challenging and cross-cultural contexts and through online platforms.

• French language proficiency strongly preferred